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United Methodists Feeding Neighbors

Posted: April 28 2020 at 01:41 PM
Umfnic Foodhelp

Northern Illinois Food Bank: "$1 can help provide $8 worth of nutritious groceries" River Bend Food Bank: "$1 = 5 MEALS!" Greater Chicago Food Depository: "GCFD in 2019: 62.4 million meals provided; 38.5% fresh produce”

Double your donation to a food bank to help feed thousands!

Jesus replied, “You give them something to eat.” - Luke 9:13

The United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference, Inc. will match $-for-$ your donation to three food banks for a total match of $50,000.*

During the month of May 2020, the UMFNIC will double your donation to River Bend Food Bank (riverbendfoodbank.org), Northern Illinois Food Bank (solvehungertoday.org), and Greater Chicago Food Depository (chicagosfoodbank.org) up to a total match of $50,000.* To participate, simply visit the food bank’s donate page, complete your information, and then in the “Comments” or “Additional Details” box, enter “UMFNIC.”

If you would like your donation and the UMFNIC match to be designated as agency credit for your favorite food pantry partner of the food bank, then insert a comma after “UMFNIC,” and type the name of the food pantry.

*For more details, visit UMFNIC.org/foodhelp.

For more information about the Foundation, visit UMFNIC.org • UMFGift.org

Northern Illinois Food Bank: "$1 can help provide $8 worth of nutritious groceries"

River Bend Food Bank: "$1 = 5 MEALS!"

Greater Chicago Food Depository: "GCFD in 2019: 62.4 million meals provided; 38.5% fresh produce”

United Methodist Foundation President Chris Walters is encouraging generosity in these difficult times. He and his wife, Rev. Eun-Hye Choi recently donated their stimulus check from the Federal Government to the work of the Northern Illinois Conference.

"Giving our 'first fruits' as the 'first practice' of life has a way of framing all of life’s other practices with a sense of gratitude, trust, and faith in knowing that the meaning of life is not determined by what we have because what we have is always limited," said Walters. "We can never have it all."

UM Foundation Board Member George Groves said, "My wife Chris and I are retired and live comfortably on our retirement income. When we got our stimulus check last week the conversation was not about what we could buy or what we needed, rather it was about who we should give the money to.  After a short conversation, we decided that in the short term folks needed food and shelter." 

Many United Methodists like Walters and Groves are living out our faith by giving gifts of time and financial resources as we are able, and this new initiative from the Foundation is one more great way to do that.

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